Monday, April 23, 2018
News Roundup

Tampa woman found dead with trauma injuries in apartment

TAMPA

Woman found dead in apartment

A 52-year-old woman was found dead with trauma injuries in her apartment Sunday morning by a friend who went to check on her, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. Nancy Grooms was found by the friend at 11:35 a.m. inside a duplex at 920 E 122 Ave. The Sheriff's Office said she had suffered trauma to the upper torso and had been dead for a couple of days. The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death, authorities said. Deputies did not release the name of the friend who found the body. Anyone with information about the case was asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers (800) 873-8477.

LARGO

Woman killed when her car hits pole

A Largo woman died Saturday night after veering off a road and into a ditch where she struck a power pole, authorities said. Monica E. Vieu, 62, died at the scene, the Florida Highway Patrol said. She was not wearing a seat belt, troopers said. The crash occurred at 9:18 p.m. Saturday as Vieu was driving a 2007 Dodge Nitro west on 16th Avenue SE. Near the intersection of Twin Oak Drive, she left the roadway for some reason, overturned and hit a pole. The crash remained under investigation.

Today's picks

PASCO COUNTY

Old Time Radio Club Comedy Show: 2:30 p.m., CARES Musunuru, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. Performed by the Old Time Radio Club. Light refreshments. $3. (727) 863-6868.

Line dancing: Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Intermediate line dancing at 10 a.m. for $3; basic line dance steps at 11 a.m. for $2. (727) 863-2520.

Today's meetings

PASCO COUNTY

Zephyrhills City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall, 5335 Eighth St.

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Police: Baby taken with stolen car found in St. Petersburg parking lot

ST. PETERSBURG — An 8-month-old baby was found just minutes after disappearing in the back of a stolen car Monday afternoon, according to St. Petersburg police.The boy was found safe in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 800 71st Ave. N, poli...
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Deputies: Parents may have fled with newborn ordered taken by court

Deputies: Parents may have fled with newborn ordered taken by court

TAMPA — Deputies are searching for a missing and endangered one-month-old baby boy.Sage Cooper was last seen Friday at a home on Oak Pride Court in Tampa with his mother, Kaitlynn Lovel. Investigators believe that Lovel, 25, absconded with the child,...
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Work starting on JW Marriott, but Water Street Tampa expects to have 10 buildings under way within a year

Work starting on JW Marriott, but Water Street Tampa expects to have 10 buildings under way within a year

TAMPA — Water Street Tampa marks the start of construction Tuesday on its first building, the JW Marriott hotel, but there’s a lot more to come. And soon. Within a month or so, construction will begin on at least two more projects, 815 ...
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FHP: Man struck, killed by SUV while walking in center of road

FHP: Man struck, killed by SUV while walking in center of road

TRINITY — A 49-year-old man was struck and killed early Monday morning by a sport-utility vehicle as he walked in the center of westbound Trinity Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Phillip Meadows, of New Port Richey, was wearing dark...
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Did you see who hit panhandler near Selmon and drove away?

Did you see who hit panhandler near Selmon and drove away?

TAMPA — A man with a history of arrests for roadside soliciting has been found dead at the side of a road. Jess Paez, 51, was identified by Tampa police Monday as the victim of an apparent hit-and-run crash over the weekend. His body was found about ...
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Romano: Forget the sewers, St. Pete has a crisis of trust

Romano: Forget the sewers, St. Pete has a crisis of trust

Imagine what kind of spin the world might have endured had St. Petersburg sewer officials been asked to explain the final Hindenburg flight.• The landing, city leaders acknowledged, was bumpy.• Some passengers chose to disembark before the airship re...
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Pinellas news briefs

Morton Plant Mease offers free skin cancer screeningsFor the 22nd year, Morton Plant Mease is continuing its tradition of offering free skin cancer screenings on May 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion on the Morto...
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Police arrest suspect in Waffle House shooting

Police arrest suspect in Waffle House shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The suspect in a quadruple homicide at a Nashville Waffle House was taken into custody Monday, police said. Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, after the Sunday morning attacks. Authorities an...
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With lights from Toys R Us dimmed, sales plunge at Hasbro

With lights from Toys R Us dimmed, sales plunge at Hasbro

Associated PressNEW YORK — With its sales falling due to the liquidation of Toys R Us, Hasbro is looking for new places to sell Monopoly, My Little Pony and its other toys. Hasbro said Monday it will rely more on online sales, although it has also be...
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